Komische Oper Berlin Announces 2018/19 Season

On Tuesday director Barrie Kosky, the designated music director Ain?rs Rubi?is and the Executive Director Susanne Moser provide media representatives * inside and audience the season 2018/19 before at the Komische Oper Berlin. The program includes eight new productions, including a world premiere, 14 revivals, three festivals and much more.

Like a pale red thread runs through the city in all its symbolic, philosophical, social and artistic dimensions season 2018/19. Metropolises occur sometimes as a metaphor for morbidity as in Korngold's Die tote Stadt (directed by Robert Carsen) on, sometimes as cruel protagonist as in the premiere of M - a city looks for a murderer by Moritz Eggert, sometimes quite specifically as a 19th century Paris in La Bohème and even more in the background than New York of the 20th century, the Schaffensort by Leonard Bernstein, whose 100th birthday will be celebrated with a festival around the premiere of Candide. The Berlin of the "Roaring Twenties" was one of the sources for the creation of operetta Paul Abraham, who soaked up the metropolis culture in his work. Two of his works are with Victoria and her Hussar and Roxy and her miracle team (with siblings Pfister) next to the resumption of successful production Ball at the Savoy new to the game plan. At the same time, Berlin is the place where the Komische Oper Berlin is where it is not only geographically but also artistically rooted and anchored. The house sees itself as a place where not only works such as Bernstein's West Side Story - originally based in New York - or the pearls of Cleopatra by Oscar Straus for the Berlin of today be reinterpreted. A theater that was marked not least by legendary directors such as Harry Kupfer, who returns after more than 15 years in 2019 to fulfill a long-cherished dream with the staging of Handel Poros.

With the new production of Die tote Stadt and the premiere of M - A city looks for a murderer as well as revivals of Der Rosenkavalier, The Love for Three Oranges, Cendrillon and The Magic Flute, the new music director Ain?rs Rubi?is ago with a varied program in musical theater. In the first three symphony concerts and the New Year's concert, he presents himself to the Berlin public as a concert conductor and music with soloist * inside and Faz?l Say, Martin Grubinger, Daniel Lozakovich and Katharine multiple births. The musical spectrum ranges from Ravel and Beethoven Bruckner and Gustav Holst to John Corigliano and - on her 100th birthday - Leonard Bernstein. In the second half of the concert season, the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin welcomes guests such Kristiina Poska, Hermann Bäumer, Rudolf Buchbinder, Midori and Gabriela Montero.

After a long break, there is a reunion with two acclaimed productions of the former director Andreas Homoki: With Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges (1998) returns the oldest itself, which is still in the repertoire by the House back to the stage, and forwards the new June 2019 music director Ain?rs Rubi?is the resumption of Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier. After a short break, the Barrie-Kosky productions West Side Story, The Fair at Sorotschinzi and Ball at the Savoy and Cendrillon resist on the board in the staging of Damiano Michieletto. As in the current season include the successful productions The pearls of Cleopatra, The Magic Flute, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and A woman who knows what she wants! to experience.

Put on children's operas and concerts as well as Operndolmu? addition »Komische Oper Jung" and the intercultural project "Selam Opera," thanks to numerous supporters their successful work on, among others, the welcome class project Peter and the Wolf, the cultural education project "Jobs @ Opera " and the "Pop-up Opera". Every year, around 36,000 children and young people from Berlin and Brandenburg and from all communities come to the performances of the Komische Oper Berlin. The proportion of adult visitors * with an immigration background is around 10%.

The general ticket sales for the 2018/19 season will begin on April 18, 2018 at 11 am. Sponsors members, subscribers * inside and opera Card 25-Owner * inside can exclusively starting from April 4 to purchase tickets 11:00. In the new season the house is streaming back premieres live and for free on the Internet (The Dead City on September 30, 2018 and M - A city looks for a murderer on May 5, 2019). More than 250,000 spectators * inside in over 100 countries - from the Ruhr to Rarotonga - reached the streaming since the first edition in October, 2015.

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